- (of a person or class of persons) considered superior by others or by themselves, as in intellect, talent, power, wealth, or position in society: elitist country clubbers who have theirs and don't care about anybody else.
- catering to or associated with an elitist class, its ideologies, or its institutions: Even at such a small, private college, Latin and Greek are under attack as too elitist.
- a person having, thought to have, or professing superior intellect or talent, power, wealth, or membership in the upper echelons of society: He lost a congressional race in Texas by being smeared as an Eastern elitist.
- a person who believes in the superiority of an elitist class.
Origin of elitist
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Examples from the Web for anti-elitist
Pragmatic requirements and anti-elitist political considerations collided with the literate model and a strange hybrid resulted.The Civilization of Illiteracy
Word Origin and History for anti-elitist
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